“The Indian state of Bihar has banned the production and sale of alcohol from April, a move that has been welcomed by church officials and women groups.
‘It is a courageous step and a big blessing for the families indeed,’ said Archbishop William D’Souza of Patna, based in the Bihar state capital.
‘It will not only reduce criminal activity and accidents in society but will also lead to a better family and social life,’said the archbishop. Continue reading “Church leaders applaud liquor ban in Bihar, India”
“…large majority of the leaders from the Global South (75%) say alcohol consumption is not compatible with being a good evangelical. Leaders from sub-Saharan Africa are especially likely to say this; fully 78% say consuming alcohol is not compatible with being a good evangelical.”
“Global North (includes Europe, North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand)
Global South (includes all other countries)”
P.S. global figures: “Roughly half (52%) of the evangelical leaders say drinking alcohol is not compatible with being a good evangelical, while 42% say it is compatible, and 6% are not sure or do not answer.”
Global Survey of Evangelical Protestant Leaders (2011, Pew Research Centre)
Comment: in places where nominal Christianity is rare, the Holy Bible is taken seriously. In these places Christians rarely say drinking alcohol is compatible with being a good evangelical. The confusion of others can be remedied…